Affordable Housing In Clark County

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clark County


Colby, WI
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Valley Crest Apartments

104 W Linden St
Abbotsford, WI

Dorchester Non - Profit Housing Corp.

310 W Kennedy Ave
Dorchester, WI

Country View Apartments

300 Ferguson St
Neillsville, WI
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Neillsville Manor

311 Court St
Neillsville, WI

Thomas Apartments

402 N Thomas St
Loyal, WI

Spring Glen Apartments

1118 Horicon St
Mayville, WI

Clark Gardens

411 N Clark St
Mayville, WI

Owen Heights Apartments

709 E 6th St
Owen, WI

Northland Loyal Apartments

501 W Elm Dr
Loyal, WI
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There are 23 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 634 affordable apartments for rent in Clark County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 405 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clark County, HUD housing programs support 219 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 229 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Clark County

Housing Authority Programs
Abbotsford Housing Authority Public Housing
Greenwood Housing Authority Public Housing
Thorp Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clark County, Wisconsin

Clark County, WI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 634
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 405
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 34,518
Housing Units 12,797
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $45,048 ±$1,517
Median Rent $586 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.85% ± 3.58pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clark County is a County in Wisconsin with a population of 34,518. There are 12,797 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 22.9% of households in Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clark County

The median gross income for households in Clark County is $45,048 a year, or $3,754 a month. The median rent for the county is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clark County, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Clark County.1

Area Median Income In Clark County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Clark County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Clark County HUD Rental Assistance in Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Clark County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 13 low income apartment communities containing 164 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clark County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Clark County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Clark County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$453 $553 $700 $934 $983

Cities In Clark County

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Owen 3
Granton 1
Butler 0
Withee 0
Weston 0
Neillsville 3
Loyal 3
Colby 2
Abbotsford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abbotsford is the Abbotsford Housing Authority.
Greenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Greenwood Housing Authority.
Dorchester 2
Thorp 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thorp is the Thorp Housing Authority.
Sherwood 0
Beaver 0
Chili 0
Curtiss 0
Dewhurst 0
Eaton 0
Foster 0
Fremont 0
Grant 0
Green Grove 0
Hendren 0
Hewett 0
Hixon 0
Hoard 0
Humbird 0
Levis 0
Longwood 0
Lynn 0
Mayville 4
Mead 0
Mentor 0
Pine Valley 0
Reseburg 0
Seif 0
Sherman 0
Unity 0
Warner 0
Washburn 0
Worden 0
York 0